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2014-03-20 23:30:42

Car accident lawyer Tony R. Bertolino, the managing attorney for Bertolino LLP, is asked about the city of Austin’s effort to reduce distracted driving. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Austin, TX car accident attorney Tony R. Bertolino today applauded the City Council for creating a distracted driving study group to consider expanding the current ordinance making it illegal to text and drive. The proposal to expand the ban to cover other distractions has sparked a debate about the...

2014-03-05 20:21:29

NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Mason Tenders District Council: WHO: Justice 4 Homeowners Members of the Mason Tenders District Council, LiUNA WHAT: Public Rally in Support of Quality, Affordable Housing WHERE: Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (corner of 44(th) Street) WHEN: Thursday, March 6 8:00AM WHY: NYSAFAH is the trade association representing contractors in the affordable housing industry. This...

2013-12-16 23:22:58

The City of Idaho Falls has partnered with the streaming media company Swagit Productions, LLC, and has begun streaming live and archived recordings of City Council meetings online. Idaho Falls, Idaho (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman encourages residence to get familiar with how their city works by attending or viewing City Council meetings and then offering input or suggestions. “The move to stream meetings online comes at the request of constituents who...

2013-10-18 12:24:31

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Struggling to balance the budget, 2 years ago, the Brooksville, Florida, City Council voted unanimously to stop fluoridation to ease the tax burden on their 8,000 residents. Under siege from misguided and misinformed activists headed by dentist Johnny Johnson and the Tampa Bay Times, the council reversed its decision, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Heady after their lobbying efforts ousted two Pinellas County...

2013-09-10 16:24:08

Assoc.'s 747,000 Members Set to Dominate Elections, Likely Making up 50% or More of All Votes Cast - Have Big Issues on Minds NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the winners in New York City's primaries are still hours away from being known, one thing is for sure, regardless of the results, it'll likely be the city's 50+ vote who determined the outcomes. And today, the nonpartisan AARP is releasing a race-by-race breakdown of its members reminding candidates of...

2013-07-31 23:02:28

On July 24, 2013, Baton Rouge City Council members rejected the winning RFP submitted by Cyber Active, Inc. that would have allowed ticketed drivers the option of attending online traffic school at $15 to keep their insurance rates from increasing. For now, says Cyber Active, Inc., to dismiss a ticket in Baton Rouge the citizens will have to pay five times more and can only attend this class in person at Angelwood’s Driving Academy. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 According...

2013-06-12 12:23:59

Restaurant owners, business leaders gather at City Hall to oppose proposal that would cost jobs and increase waste NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local lawmakers in New York City today announced a bill to ban the sale of polystyrene foam foodservice products, a decision which will negatively impact thousands of New York City businesses, as well as millions of local consumers and taxpayers. The proposal, supported by the Bloomberg Administration, has the potential...

2013-06-12 08:22:43

City Council members, small business owners and unions will voice their opposition to the proposed ban NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Chemistry Council: WHAT: On Wednesday, a bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City. This ban will negatively impact small businesses, consumers and workers, will do nothing to reduce the amount of solid...

2013-04-02 12:25:20

Letter to Mayor Details Costs to State Businesses and Jobs, Urges Recycling NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb today urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council to reconsider a potential ban on polystyrene foam foodservice. They have both sent official letters to Mayor Mike Bloomberg highlighting the negative effects on state-wide businesses and the 1,200 polystyrene jobs in...

2013-02-28 16:28:09

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City Council of North Kansas City today called on Michael Montgomery, MD, Chair of the North Kansas City Hospital Board of Trustees, Peggy Schmidt, president and CEO of North Kansas City Hospital, and the other members of the Hospital's Board of Trustees to bring to an immediate end their repeated obstruction (through legal and other means) of the City's attempts to protect the future of the North Kansas City Hospital. It is...